Are you a Housing Navigator Professional looking to make an impact in your community? Do you have endless optimism, ready to move and create change in the community? Through the vision to eliminate poverty in our community and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, Bissell Centre’s work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. Our community comes from all walks of life and so do we.
Through our programs we work to empower people from meeting their own basic daily needs to having sustainable livelihoods, secure housing, and feeling hope for the future and make plans for a prosperous life. By joining Bissell Centre, you will become part of a fast-paced and dedicated team that works together to realize our vision.
Currently, Bissell Centre is looking for an individual wanting to join the Bissell Centre’s Housing Outreach team. Are you ready to be our Housing Navigator and make an impact in our community?
The Housing Navigator uses a client centered, strengths-based model that is rooted in harm reduction to increase access to housing resources/information and service navigation. The goal is to increase communication between housing services, Bissell programs, Landlords and participants. The Housing Navigator provides a range of service navigation for individuals experiencing homelessness who access the community space, housing workshops and triage referrals from community partners.
The Housing Navigator of the Community Space will ensure communication and collaboration with Housing Services and Community Space Lead Staff and will maintain oversight to ensure that participants are supported by appropriate referrals and navigation of programs, services and practices, consistent with the values of self-determination/choice and harm reduction.
Working in collaboration within Bissell Community Space, the Housing Navigator educates and increases the effectiveness and efficiency within housing services and referrals to other services. The Housing Navigator be responsible for triaging incoming housing related inquiries, conducting client intakes and assessments, and making referrals to both internal and external resources utilizing Bissell Centre core values.
Degree or Diploma in Social Science or related discipline
Minimum of one-year related employment experience
Alberta Class 5 License, satisfactory driver’s abstract and a vehicle
The Housing Navigator should demonstrate competence in all the following:
The above-noted training must be completed during the first six months of employment or as agreed upon by the supervisor.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to:
Team Lead, Housing Outreach
Application Deadline: June 29th, 2022
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, Bissell Centre continues to take action to protect person served and staff. Strategies related to Bissell Centre’s response to COVID-19 are driven by the guiding principle of taking all reasonable precautions and measures to protect the health and safety of both persons served and staff. In keeping with this intentional purpose, COVID-19 full vaccination is a condition of employment for new hires, except due to legitimate, established exceptions.
Bissell Centre is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity within our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, or disability. Bissell Centre is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, in accordance with provincially and federally legislated protected grounds.
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